Gastroenterology

Gastric cancer rates high among certain ethnic groups aged 50 years or older



Investigators found differences in incidence of gastric adenocarcinoma in specific anatomic sites among certain racial and ethnic groups aged 50 years and older, according to results published in Gastroenterology.
“We specifically chose to analyze individuals aged 50 years and older since this is the age group for whom average-risk colorectal cancer screening and high-risk esophageal cancer screening is recommended,” Shailja C. Shah, MD, MPH, from the division of gastroenterology at Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Health System and the division of gastroenterology, hepatology,

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